Too Many Winners (1947)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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PRC's "Michael Shayne" series came to an unsatisfying end with Too Many Winners. This time, flippant private eye Mike Shayne (Hugh Beaumont) hopes to leave crime-solving behind while taking a vacation. His quietude is short-lived when a woman who has information on a gang of racetrack-ticket counterfeiters is murdered. With the help of his secretary Phyllis Hamilton (Trudy Marshall), Shayne ascertains the identity of the killer -- which will come as absolutely no surprise whatsoever to dyed-in-the-wool movie mystery fans. Unlike the four earlier entries in PRC's Shayne series, Too Many Winners lays no claim to being based on an original story by Brett Halliday.



counterfeit, detective, investigation, private-detective, vacation